Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #20 Preview: Houston Rockets

Tonight the Thunder plays in the second game of a back-to-back as they travel to Houston to take on the Rockets, who are also coming off a Friday night win, a 128-122 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks, and just the fourth win of the season for Houston. The Rockets are similar to the Thunder in that they are also in rebuilding mode, but unfortunately for Houston, they don’t really have an establish leader like OKC does in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. On top of that, the Rockets are dealing with a number of injuries.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #10 Preview: Detroit Pistons

Tonight the Thunder wraps up a short road trip in Michigan as they take on the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons have struggled through their first 10 games of the season, winning just 2. Second-year guard Cade Cunningham has been spectacular so far averaging 21.4 points, 6.3 assists, and 6.0 rebounds. Rookie Jaden Ivey has played fairly well, also, averaging 15.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.8 assists. OKC is going to have their hands full keeping up with these two young guards, but with the way Luguentz Dort and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander have been playing defense so far, I think the Thunder is up to the task.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game 8 Preview: Denver Nuggets

Winners of four straight, the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-3) is one of the hottest teams in the league right now. For the first time since January 10, 2021, OKC is over .500, but that is in jeopardy tonight as the Thunder hosts the Denver Nuggets (4-3). The two teams met just 12 days ago in Denver, a 5-point decision in favor of the Nuggets.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #7 Preview: Orlando Magic

The Oklahoma City Thunder (3-3) is riding a 3-game win streak after defeating the Dallas Mavericks on the road on Saturday in a 117-111 overtime victory. The Thunder looks to continue their streak tonight as they host the Orlando Magic (1-6). The Magic are off to a rough start record-wise, but rookie Paolo Banchero has put up impressive numbers so far. OKC will need to focus on slowing him down if they want a chance for another win in front of the home crowd.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #4 Preview: Ra’anana Maccabi Ra’anana

The Oklahoma City Thunder grabbed an impressive win on Thursday night when they defeated the visiting Adelaide 36ers 131-98. Tonight the Thunder will play their final home preseason game when they host Ra’anana Maccabi Ra’anana, a team from Israel. So far, the Israeli team has lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 121-81 and the Portland Trail Blazers 138-85. Tonight’s outcome will likely be very similar.

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OKC Thunder | Game #58 Preview: San Antonio Spurs

OKC’s youth has excelled in the absence of key players like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luguentz Dort. While they haven’t put together too many wins, they have managed to stay competitive, and the heavy minutes played in moments like these should pay dividends down the road. Tonight the Thunder hosts the San Antonio Spurs, who are dealing with their own struggles this season.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #52 Preview: Sacramento Kings

The Oklahoma City Thunder is riding a 3-game win streak after defeating the Trail Blazers in Portland last night, and they have a chance to match their season-long streak of four wins tonight as they take on the Kings in Sacramento. The Kings have had a rough season so far, and similar to the Thunder before the 3-game win streak, Sacramento has lost a lot of games lately.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #44 Preview: San Antonio Spurs

Tonight, the Thunder continues their long road trip as they take on the Spurs in San Antonio. The Spurs have had their own tough season thus far, struggling their way to a 16-28 record. At this point, they’re just a few games out of a spot for the play-in tournament, and there’s still plenty of season left, but they don’t really have a roster that’s built to compete.

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Thunder Against the Spread | Take the Thunder to Cover in Dallas

Oklahoma City isn’t winning a lot of games, but they are covering the spread more often than not by a good margin, whereas Dallas is almost split right down the middle. Double digits seems like a lot of ground to cover, even when the Mavs have two wins against the Thunder in OKC by 19 and 9 points. The Thunder is actually slightly better at covering the spread when it’s in the 10-13 point range, so I anticipate a single-digit differential tonight.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #42 Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

The Oklahoma City Thunder snapped their 5-game winning streak in a big way on Thursday night when they dominated the short-handed Brooklyn Nets on the road 130-109. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander popped off for 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists; and Luguentz Dort added 27 points while shooting 6-for-10 from downtown. Tonight the Thunder is back in OKC for the lone home game in a 7-game stretch as they host the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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